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‘Spanish Schindler,’ who saved over 5,000 Jews during WWII, given online tribute

Angel Sanz Briz, a Spanish diplomat who reportedly saved over 5,000 Jews from Nazi persecution in Hungary, was given an online tribute 40 years after his death.

Spanish Jews congratulate Balearic Parliament for comprehensive resolution against antisemitism

The Federation of Jewish Communities of Spain (FCJE) has commended the Parliament of the Balearic Islands for adopting a resolution in committee condemning antisemitism in all its forms, including boycotts of the State of Israel.

Spanish Jews pay homage to ‘Angel of Budapest’

The Centro-Sefarad Israel, in cooperation with the The Federation of Jewish Communities of Spain (FCJE), the Spanish Foreign Ministry, the Jewish Community of Madrid and Yad Vashem, will hold a virtual ceremony in honour of 40 years of the passing of Spanish diplomat Ángel Sanz Briz.

Coronavirus: Spanish Jews to end school year online

Pupils in Madrid's Jewish school are going to continue to study online through the rest of the year and the school is already preparing to at least partially return to the classroom in September.

Valencia regional government cancels tolerance seminar by group accused of antisemitism

The regional government of Valencia cancelled its teacher training contract with BDS País Valencià, an organisation that is widely regarded as antisemitic.

Spain extends citizenship deadline for Sephardic Jews

Spain's government said it will extend the deadline for descendants of Sephardic Jews expelled from the country more than 500 years ago, who have launched the process of acquiring Spanish citizenship but couldn't complete it due to the pandemic.

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